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Expired Airworthiness Certificate

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Rick Daniels
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#1 Posted: 10/22/2009 09:06:36

Posted this in Homebuilders Corner, probably should have posted it here.

 

"My original airworthiness Certificate for my E-LSA was issued in 2007 with an expiration date of January 31st, 2010.  There were several issued with that expiration date.  Don't know if it was common in E-LSA only or all experimental but if you go to FAA with a recent annual in your aircraft log, fill out a form, they will re-issue a airworthiness certificate that has no expiration date.  If you wait until after it expires, it can become a lengthy and perhaps costly process, . 

 



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Joe Norris
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#2 Posted: 10/22/2009 11:32:09

The regulations that allowed your aircraft to be certificated in the ELSA category are written such that a new (or replacement) airworthiness certificate cannot be issued after January 31st 2008.  So you can't apply for a new airworthiness certificate at all.

This makes it VERY important that you have your present airworthiness certificate amended before it expires.  Amending the certificate will remove the allowance to use the aircraft for hire for flight training, and will give you an unlimited expiry.

Contact your area FAA Flight Standards District Office and ask them to amend your certificate for you.  If they have questions have them call EAA and talk to Randy Hansen or David Oord in the Government Relations department.

Again, it is VERY important that you do not let the airworthiness certificate expire because it cannot be replaced.  The FAA cannot amend an expired certificate, so this has to be taken care of before January 31st 2010.

Joe



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Rick Daniels
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#3 Posted: 10/22/2009 13:30:43

Got my amended cert yesterday, all went well.  I must admit I did not know the cert had an expiration date until I noticed it by accident.  Dumb on my part. FAA was very helpful and now all is well.  Hope no one lets January 31st slip by.  FAA did tell me that if it did expire I would have no choice but to part it out.  Hope this issue gets well advertised.



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Wallace McHenry
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#4 Posted: 12/18/2009 14:17:43

Joe - Just to be clear - my Special Airworthy Certificate for my Powered Parachute has an Expiry of UNLIMITED - therefore I do not need to have anything done by the end of January 2010 - Correct? - Thanks - Wallace



Joe Norris
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#5 Posted: 12/18/2009 16:49:13

Wallace,

You are correct.  If you have an unlimited expiry you don't need to do anything.  You're all set.



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